Infrastructure Architect

Active Secret clearance

Infrastructure Architect
Aurora CO
12 months

Job Description:
Seeking an Infrastructure / DevOps Architect on an Infrastructure Automation Team who would be responsible for overseeing and improving GPS platforms over-arching design; looking for improvement in primarily in the O/S, COTS stack, (O/S skills, Chef/Automation, repeatable infrastructure deployments). This includes operating systems, server hardware, and configuration of private cloud environment using VMware. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for inspecting and improving the hardware infrastructure as well, including the compute server, storage, and network architecture overall; consisting of several complex compute environments that form the backbone for the operational deployment of a critical, strategic national asset; communicate any risks or issues involving system performance, availability, or security. In addition, the Infrastructure Architect will work with the team to plan for future improvements and fixes while ensuring that any changes follow the projects change management processes. This position may require some on call support and overtime as well as limited (<20%) travel as required for installation and troubleshooting support. US Citizenship is required for this position due to the candidate needing a current US Secret Security Clearance.

Required Skills:
Experience in designing private cloud architectures, especially in the area of compute servers
Proficiency in matching system requirements (specific user or VM requirements) to compute capabilities (RAM, single-threaded speed, total throughput) and the knowledge and ability to select specific types of compute servers to meet those requirements.
Experience with the architecture and design of COTS Infrastructure (IT)
Ability to prepare and present status, plans, and risks to management
General working knowledge of networks, storage, and virtualization
Understanding of Change Management processes – Version Control of software and applications using ClearCase and familiarity with DRs, CRs, and IRs written with ClearQuest
Proficient working knowledge of networks, storage, and virtualization (VMware)
The ability to effectively plan their own work and the work of others on the team
6 years of related work experience required

Desired Skills:
Background in COTS product installation
Experience with automation tools such as Chef (preferred), Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Fabric or similar products for O/S builds, software installation and configuration
Experience with DISA STIGs
Experience with Windows and/or Linux System Administration
Scripting skills (i.e. PowerShell, Python, Ruby, bash, etc.)
Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and 6 years of related work experience or an additional 16 years of related work experience in lieu of a degree

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Pinuel Nayak
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